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« Reply #5175 on: July 09, 2014, 10:47:57 AM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5176 on: July 09, 2014, 04:59:58 PM »
Since we're going this way...







Wow, those Germans, the next team that will face them will be terrified   :-[ :-\

No we won't  ;D
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« Reply #5177 on: July 09, 2014, 05:01:54 PM »
Since we're going this way...







Wow, those Germans, the next team that will face them will be terrified   :-[ :-\

No we won't  ;D

What's the weather like there in Argentina?
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« Reply #5178 on: July 09, 2014, 05:10:34 PM »
Since we're going this way...







Wow, those Germans, the next team that will face them will be terrified   :-[ :-\

No we won't  ;D

What's the weather like there in Argentina?


Because I obviously don't know I googled it for ya  ;D
http://www.weather.com/weather/today/Buenos+Aires+Argentina+ARBA0009
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5179 on: July 09, 2014, 05:51:27 PM »
I desperately want this cake.

It's common knowledge that you secretly want to be born in early 17th century Russia.  As a serf or a royal, I know not.  Chances are serf.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5180 on: July 09, 2014, 05:56:13 PM »
I desperately want this cake.



How could you eat it?
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« Reply #5181 on: July 09, 2014, 05:56:35 PM »
Gay rights have got me suspicious everytime I see rainbow colors.
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« Reply #5182 on: July 09, 2014, 06:00:13 PM »
Gay rights have got me suspicious everytime I see rainbow colors.

That's sad.
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« Reply #5183 on: July 09, 2014, 06:06:18 PM »
I know
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5184 on: July 09, 2014, 06:08:44 PM »
I know

No, I find it sad that you automatically associate rainbows with homosexuality. I think of Rainbow Brite.
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« Reply #5185 on: July 09, 2014, 06:12:49 PM »
I know

No, I find it sad that you automatically associate rainbows with homosexuality. I think of Rainbow Brite.

Now that takes me back!
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« Reply #5186 on: July 09, 2014, 06:13:59 PM »
I loved that show. I still have the tapes.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5187 on: July 09, 2014, 06:29:59 PM »
I know

No, I find it sad that you automatically associate rainbows with homosexuality. I think of Rainbow Brite.

I think of Noah and the flood, as God intended. 
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« Reply #5188 on: July 09, 2014, 06:32:37 PM »
I know

No, I find it sad that you automatically associate rainbows with homosexuality. I think of Rainbow Brite.

I think of Noah and the flood, as God intended. 

Yeah, I find it strange that they took it from Noah.  Wasn't purple the color they previously tried to adopt?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5189 on: July 09, 2014, 06:32:57 PM »
I know

No, I find it sad that you automatically associate rainbows with homosexuality. I think of Rainbow Brite.

I think of Noah and the flood, as God intended.

I think of leprechauns and pots of gold. :P

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« Reply #5190 on: July 09, 2014, 06:33:49 PM »
I loved that show. I still have the tapes.

My parents wouldn't let us watch it, but bought my sister the toys.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5191 on: July 09, 2014, 06:34:32 PM »
I desperately want this cake.



How could you eat it?

Slice its head off first, then burn the rest.
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« Reply #5192 on: July 09, 2014, 06:50:50 PM »
I know

No, I find it sad that you automatically associate rainbows with homosexuality. I think of Rainbow Brite.

I think of Noah and the flood, as God intended. 

Yeah, I find it strange that they took it from Noah.  Wasn't purple the color they previously tried to adopt?

They stole it from various other folks, including the Italian peace movement, an Indian politician, several children's organizations -- and an early Anabaptist:



Its use in the "pride" movement represents the diversity of sexual preferences welcomed (thus LGBTQ), and the original Pride flag comprised pink and turquoise but this was abandoned as plain rainbow flags were easier to find.

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« Reply #5193 on: July 09, 2014, 09:29:33 PM »
There is always the original symbol.


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5194 on: July 09, 2014, 11:19:45 PM »
I know

No, I find it sad that you automatically associate rainbows with homosexuality. I think of Rainbow Brite.

I think of Noah and the flood, as God intended. 
There is definitely some irony in the fact that they use a symbol that God gave mankind after He got ticked at them for their sin and wiped 99% of them off the face of the earth.
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« Reply #5195 on: July 10, 2014, 12:07:46 AM »
I know

No, I find it sad that you automatically associate rainbows with homosexuality. I think of Rainbow Brite.

I think of Noah and the flood, as God intended. 
There is definitely some irony in the fact that they use a symbol that God gave mankind after He got ticked at them for their sin and wiped 99% of them off the face of the earth.

Genesis doesn't record any correlation between His "repenting that he had made man" and gays. We do read of ambitious cities and armed violence though.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5196 on: July 10, 2014, 02:39:53 AM »
Happy shall he be, that shall take and dash thy little ones against the rock. Alleluia.

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« Reply #5197 on: July 10, 2014, 02:52:39 AM »
Is ^ legit?
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« Reply #5198 on: July 10, 2014, 03:00:58 AM »
Is ^ legit?

Yes, his name was Francesco Lentini.
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« Reply #5199 on: July 10, 2014, 03:03:17 AM »
I love the smug look on his face.
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« Reply #5200 on: July 10, 2014, 03:15:56 AM »
According to Wikipedia,  he had two functioning sex organs.  Third leg jokes aside, he was married and had kids and led a pretty good life.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5201 on: July 10, 2014, 06:42:33 AM »


A saint giving his saint daughter a smoke.  Different times.  :angel:  I want his outstanding beard.
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« Reply #5202 on: July 10, 2014, 11:02:39 AM »


A saint giving his saint daughter a smoke.  Different times.  :angel:  I want his outstanding beard.

Some Chalcedonians are so cool.   8)
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« Reply #5203 on: July 10, 2014, 11:31:23 AM »
I rarely see "art" that I actually consider to be art these days. 

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« Reply #5204 on: July 10, 2014, 12:27:05 PM »
There is always the original symbol.





How Natzi of you, disgusting, very disgusting.  >:(
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« Reply #5205 on: July 10, 2014, 12:41:18 PM »
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« Reply #5206 on: July 10, 2014, 01:00:29 PM »


+1  I take back what I said about how I wanted it to be Dutch vs. Deutschland.  I know I see it was divine intervention in hand  :P
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« Reply #5207 on: July 10, 2014, 01:25:08 PM »

How Natzi of you, disgusting, very disgusting.  >:(


The gays used the pink triangle well after the war.  The gays changed it by pointing the triangle upward.  Under the Nazis, the down pointing pink triangle also was used for sex offenders, rapists, child molesters and people into beastiality.  The bar over the triangle is for repeat offenders, so my guess is that the prisoner shown is not a homosexual, but rather some other kind of sex offender.  However, as long as we are discussing gay symbology, I am just pointing out that the pink triangle predates the rainbow.  I often wondered why gays would use a symbol that was so reminding of the concentration camps.  But one day I saw a pink triangle with "Silence=Death" written on it, and then I understood.
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« Reply #5208 on: July 10, 2014, 01:26:31 PM »

How Natzi of you, disgusting, very disgusting.  >:(


The gays used the pink triangle well after the war.  The gays changed it by pointing the triangle upward.  Under the Nazis, the down pointing pink triangle also was used for sex offenders, rapists, child molesters and people into beastiality.  The bar over the triangle is for repeat offenders, so my guess is that the prisoner shown is not a homosexual, but rather some other kind of sex offender.  However, as long as we are discussing gay symbology, I am just pointing out that the pink triangle predates the rainbow.  I often wondered why gays would use a symbol that was so reminding of the concentration camps.  But one day I saw a pink triangle with "Silence=Death" written on it, and then I understood.

I just thought your pic had something to do with the world cup.
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« Reply #5209 on: July 10, 2014, 01:29:09 PM »
I just thought your pic had something to do with the world cup.

From what I hear, the symbols have evolved from the pink triangle to the lavender lambda, to the rainbow to the equal sign, and now it has moved to brightly colored sports shoes.  So, you may have a point  :)
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« Reply #5210 on: July 10, 2014, 01:47:37 PM »


A saint giving his saint daughter a smoke.  Different times.  :angel:  I want his outstanding beard.

Some Chalcedonians are so cool.   8)

I'd like to see a photo of a saint with a different type of smoke...the Arab kind  8)
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« Reply #5211 on: July 10, 2014, 01:49:28 PM »


+1  I take back what I said about how I wanted it to be Dutch vs. Deutschland.  I know I see it was divine intervention in hand  :P

Indeed. I guess this will be Germany's payback.  ;D
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« Reply #5212 on: July 10, 2014, 01:52:22 PM »

How Natzi of you, disgusting, very disgusting.  >:(


The gays used the pink triangle well after the war.  The gays changed it by pointing the triangle upward.  Under the Nazis, the down pointing pink triangle also was used for sex offenders, rapists, child molesters and people into beastiality.  The bar over the triangle is for repeat offenders, so my guess is that the prisoner shown is not a homosexual, but rather some other kind of sex offender.  However, as long as we are discussing gay symbology, I am just pointing out that the pink triangle predates the rainbow.  I often wondered why gays would use a symbol that was so reminding of the concentration camps.  But one day I saw a pink triangle with "Silence=Death" written on it, and then I understood.

Now I understand you. I just thought by your post you meant somehow that you applause what the Natzies did to gay men and how they looked at them. My apology :)
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« Reply #5213 on: July 10, 2014, 02:02:18 PM »

I'd like to see a photo of a saint with a different type of smoke...the Arab kind  8)

If only the word "haram" (forbidden) had not been invented.
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« Reply #5214 on: July 10, 2014, 02:03:50 PM »
Now I understand you. I just thought by your post you meant somehow that you applause what the Natzies did to gay men and how they looked at them. My apology :)

Leaving my thoughts on Nazis and Homos out of the discussion for a moment, symbols like this always bothered me.  The Nazis were experts at pigeonholing people into set groups.  Germans can overcomplicate a straight line, so it is interesting how many different trangles they had for the concentration camp uniforms.  Given my understanding of the history of that time, I get very nervous when people decide to pigeonhole themselves. It makes it too easy for the biggots of this world.  An example of the concentration codes is below:




If only they could have used this efficiency for something good.
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« Reply #5215 on: July 10, 2014, 02:07:20 PM »
^^^Kinda makes you wonder though.  Their violent anti-semitism seemed to lead to this system, considering that there is what looks like a bunch of Stars of David.


I'd like to see a photo of a saint with a different type of smoke...the Arab kind  8)

If only the word "haram" (forbidden) had not been invented.
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« Reply #5216 on: July 10, 2014, 05:14:19 PM »
Forgive me for how long this image is going to be, but the effect really comes from studying the whole thing.

"Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity" (Climacus).

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5217 on: July 10, 2014, 05:30:26 PM »
^Except for a few of the Br. Robert Lentz icons near the bottom, I really liked that overall image. Thanks.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5218 on: July 10, 2014, 05:35:57 PM »
There are at least two unities in that image.  Just sayin'.  :P
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The Gospel is quite clear: both saints and sinners love God. "Religious" people do not love him, and whenever they can, they crucify him.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5219 on: July 10, 2014, 05:38:14 PM »
There are at least two unities in that image.  Just sayin'.  :P

You mean the separate EO and OO unities or something else?